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[keel-lis] /ˈkil lɪs/
having no keel, as a ship.
Origin of keelless
First recorded in 1875-80; keel1 + -less Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Their performances will be found under the description of the first keelless eight.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • We well recollect the sensation produced by the first keelless eight, that of Chester, in 1856.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Before we got there, though, there was an upheaval in the water just ahead, and up came a back like a keelless ship bottom up.

    The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen
  • Just a similar sort of prejudice was displayed against the earlier style of rowing in keelless boats.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • Two very usual club rules are, that juniors shall not begin by racing in keelless crank boats, but in steady ‘tub’-built craft.

    Boating W. B. Woodgate
  • From that time the keelless racing boat has held its own, fours and pairs and sculling boats all following suit.

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